No. 23 Boise State names Ryan Finley starting QB

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Sophomore Ryan Finley has been named the starting quarterback for No. 23 Boise State for its season opener against Washington.

Boise State coach Bryan Harsin made the announcement on Sunday. Finley was in a four-way race for the job with Tommy Stuart, Alex Ogle and freshman Brett Rypien. Finley finished spring practice as the clear leader in the competition, but an April misdemeanor arrest clouded his status. Harsin has previously said Finley is eligible and won't face further discipline for his arrest.

Finley had the most experience of the four quarterbacks after appearing in five games last season as a redshirt freshman. He completed 12 of 27 passes for 161 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He'll replace Grant Hedrick, who graduated after leading the Broncos to a Fiesta Bowl title last season.

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